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Old 10-16-2015, 01:24 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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A Micropolitan area is a cluster of one or more counties in which the central urban core has a population of at least 10,000, but less than 50,000. An example would be Keene, NH or Plattsburgh, NY.

I have only lived in metropolitan areas my whole life. How about you?
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Old 10-16-2015, 02:19 PM
 
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Yes, but I believe that it is officially a metro area now.
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Old 10-16-2015, 02:19 PM
 
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I think I'd remember if I did...
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Old 10-16-2015, 02:26 PM
 
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For almost a year I was in the Paducah Kentucky metropolitan area. It seats an urban area larger than some small metro's. It also has an intense selection of chain restaurants and a very surprising local restaurant scene. It's surrounded by a cluster of similar sized small cities and is thus the #82 media market. I was very pleasantly surprised with the area when I moved there and what it had to offer. I was also surprised and how aggressive the city and area was at targeting revitalization. I didn't think I would like living in a Micro area but I did just fine I miss it.

Sometimes a micro area isn't a metro because it doesn't have a core city with X amount of people. When in reality it has better amenities and larger population clusters than some places coronated as metro's. Paducah comes to mind, as does Traverse City MI.
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Old 10-16-2015, 05:04 PM
 
Location: Wooster, Ohio
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Yes, the Wooster Micropolitan Statistical Area. The ratio of (income / cost of living) makes it hard to beat.
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Old 10-16-2015, 05:09 PM
 
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I was born and raised in one; it became part of a CSA in the most recent revisions.
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Old 10-16-2015, 07:05 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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No, but I've lived in an urban cluster that size. It was part of a MSA, but the seat of it/the county was 100 miles away.
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Old 10-16-2015, 08:26 PM
 
Location: USA
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Don't you wish Connecticut had one Nep? I lived in one in Western Iowa for a few months back in the 80's. It was probably single handed the most miserable place in my life. It wasn't too far from Spencer, Iowa. Nothing to do, corn and farms as far as the eye can see, abandoned buildings in downtown, and a restaurant that were owned by an old German couple. The only thing in downtown was a small bank, a city hall about twice the size of my garage, post office, 1 tiny restaurant, and a bar. I don't want to mention the area only because I'd like people to guess. I have a feeling there's many areas like this not only in Iowa but the Midwest.
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Old 10-16-2015, 08:28 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Places that small are usually not viable in this economy.
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Old 10-17-2015, 07:49 AM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Micropolitan? There are small cities and large towns all over the place. Yes, I've lived in a couple.
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